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    correctly if I am wrong but what Linux need is...

    correctly if I am wrong but what Linux need is a simple to use collaboration software, which includes just about everything to connect everyone in the company wherever they are in the world.

    I have been looking around for a solution @ work but every app seems like a complete minefield to upload and configure.

    If there was something simple to use, upload an configure, I am sure this would be the killer app linux needs to make more popular in this area. I hate Microsoft and I don't want to be forced in to purchasing their crap when I can do it an a safer enviroment.

    Also you don't know how desperate I am to set up a simple mail server @ work, and provide a front end for mail, so users can login and check email without having to use a remote machine. I know there are plenty around, but what I don't want to hear from people at work, is that it does not look or work like Outlook / Outlook express. You know what it is like.

    Again do you know of something easy to install and configure.
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    Re: correctly if I am wrong but what Linux need is...

    [...] but what I don't want to hear from people at work, is that it does not look or work like Outlook / Outlook express. [...]

    oh, stupido... do they drive audi's even if these do not look like bmw's?

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    Re: correctly if I am wrong but what Linux need is...

    I don't see why you couldn't just do it in the "cloud". Google has it all covered and there are others who offer similar web apps. Unless you are sharing extremely confidential work, a password is a password.

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    Re: correctly if I am wrong but what Linux need is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zlatan View Post
    [...] but what I don't want to hear from people at work, is that it does not look or work like Outlook / Outlook express. [...]

    oh, stupido... do they drive audi's even if these do not look like bmw's?
    why the insults ?

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    Re: correctly if I am wrong but what Linux need is...

    Quote Originally Posted by ade234uk View Post
    correctly if I am wrong but ...
    OK : you're wrong.
    What Linux needs is people contributing, rather than people voicing opinions without willingness to actuallly do anything ( https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ContributeToUbuntu )

    The first sentence of your post should probably be "what I need is a simple to use collaboration software,... "

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    Re: correctly if I am wrong but what Linux need is...

    Quote Originally Posted by koenn View Post
    OK : you're wrong.
    What Linux needs is people contributing, rather than people voicing opinions without willingness to actually do anything ( https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ContributeToUbuntu )

    The first sentence of your post should probably be "what I need is a simple to use collaboration software,... "
    +1

    Don't expect Linux to do anything for you if you are not willing to do anything for Linux.

    If you have a suggestion for software, then 'SUGGEST IT'. Don't expect it. Work with people and try to develop this helpful tool. Don't expect miracles to fall from the clouds from something you got for free

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    Re: correctly if I am wrong but what Linux need is...

    why is everyone so negative?
    th OP has a useful suggestion. can't you point him to http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/ in a nice way?

    the usp of ubuntu is the friendly attitude. please keep it this way.

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    Re: correctly if I am wrong but what Linux need is...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWizzard View Post
    why is everyone so negative?
    It's just 1 too many "linux needs ..." or "linux should ..." thread

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=655227
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=269266
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4481238
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=568153
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=38675
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=88023
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=409721
    (and many others)

    and it sounds too much like an "I need .." disguished as "advice to further Linux in the market place"

    things like that get on some people's nerves, see also
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=58017
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=634322

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    Re: correctly if I am wrong but what Linux need is...

    Collaboration software? You mean something like Zimbra, or Open-Xchange, or Groupwise? There's probably a whole host of others I'm forgetting.

    All of those will provide e-mail, shared calenders, shared documents, etc.

    Another collaboration tool that might help you is a wiki. Twiki is aimed towards the enterprise, and so is probably a good bet. However, like more traditional collaboration software, there's a ton of stuff out there.

    In short, there's a lot of Linux-based stuff out there for business. You could also look at collaborative CRM systems, or document management systems, or project management or whatever else it is you're looking to collaborate on.

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    Re: correctly if I am wrong but what Linux need is...

    Quote Originally Posted by koenn View Post
    if you feel like that count to 10 or simply don't reply

    negative attitudes also get on my nerves, you are doing the exact same thing they are doing (but you do this with anger, they don't)

    let someone else reply and help the guy out if you don't want to.

    Also, we are enough around here, you don't need to be 24/7 tech support for all the noob questions (yes, it can drive us insane). Take a day off or 2

    i know because i help out in the gOS faqly thing and thats crazy all the dumb questions over and over again
    http://www.faqly.com/faq/view/id/34

    The worst thing about gOS is a stupid buggy piece of crap. I end up most of the time saying: "forget that crap and install ubuntu"
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